Nathan Byrne has admitted to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official site that he wishes he was playing more regularly.
Byrne joined Wolves form Swindon Town last summer, and he has made a positive impression in his first season at Molineux.
The 23-year-old has caught the eye when handed a chance, but Kenny Jackett seems to have had reservations over using the right-sided player.
Byrne has made just seven Championship starts for Wolves, and while he insists that he has no qualms with Jackett’s selection policy, he admits that he would have liked to have played more regularly.
“In my position there is a lot of strength and there has been six or seven lads who are really good wingers,” he said.
“I knew coming here it wasn’t going to be easy and I wasn’t going to be just walking into the team and playing 50 games in the season.
“Obviously it is a learning curve for my first season in the Championship and I have really enjoyed it.
“I would like to be playing more like anyone would but I am happy I was in the team in the last game and we got the win.
“Hopefully I get picked again at Middlesbrough I can show more of what I have got.“
Wolves have actually struggled for options down the wing this season, and the Midlands side’s supporters have been left baffled by Jackett persistent failure to use Byrne.
The youngster has started in Wolves’ last two matches, though, and he has helped them get back on track.
Wolves’ win over Derby County last weekend was their first victory in seven matches, and they will be looking to build on that display now.
Wolves' next fixture comes against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium later this evening, with Byrne looking likely to start.